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1997 Porsche 911

Turbo S Coupe
$654,000
Sale Price
$260,000 - $320,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
13 August 2021
Sold Date
117
Lot Number
#2
Unrestored original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0AG2993V5376048. Blue with red and yellow stripes over dark blue leather with yellow stitching. 3601/424hp, 6-speed, Turbo Twist wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, yellow calipers, sunroof, white face gauges with red bezels, power windows, factory CD stereo.

Evaluation: One of just 183 US market 993 Turbo Ss. Ex-Otis Chandler. Special order paint meant to evok Mark Donohue’s 917/30 Can-Am, and special order interior. Showing just 1689 miles. No major flaws in the paint but it’s lightly detail scratched. Small scrape on the left rear wheel. Lightly wrinkled driver’s seat but the rest of the interior looks great. Sharp colors, special order features, low mileage and a top spec model – all prime ingredients for a collectible Porsche. The only knock is that it has been on static display since 2006.

Bottom Line: The Turbo S is already among the rarest and most valuable 993 variant, and in the Porsche world special order bits can add up to a big premium. The Quail bidders, or two of them at least, ignored this car’s long-term dormancy and focused instead on the unique (and quite sharp, to be honest) paint scheme and interior as well as its extremely low mileage. The price is huge, twice its high estimate and twice what we would expect a standard 993 Turbo S out of long-term storage to sell for.

by Andrew Newton
1 September 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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